The park's name, Humayun Park, comes from Humayun Road in the Mohammadpur neighborhood. It is a little neighborhood park, just 1.5 acres in size. 18% of the area is occupied for other purposes than the park. A clubhouse called "Nabin Shongho" and the Dhaka WASA pump house take up 6% and 12%, respectively, of the park space. Since the Geneva Camp for "Stranded Pakistanis" is close to the park, many of the young users are camp residents. People who are 40 to 60 years old and older are seldom seen in the park. Only a small percentage of park visitors are women.
According to a survey we did, the majority of park visitors are beginners who are engaged in sporting activities. Young children, seniors, and females feel discouraged from using the park's playground because of its design. The park does, however, include a pathway, but maintenance is subpar. It was our responsibility to redesign and restore the park so that it would be welcoming and inclusive to everybody. While revamping, we discovered a lot of problems that made it difficult to welcome everyone into the park. Every year, the congregational Eid prayer (Eidgah) is held on this ground. The park lacks grass, drainage, and seating arrangements aside from the walkway that is built across tree trunks. On the northeastern edge of the field, there is a memorial to language martyrs called the Shaheed Minar.Before the design phase started, activists cleared the encroachment area. The WASA has been provided space to position its water pumps, just like other parks. The zone was developed according to the requirements. Since the field also serves the community as an Eidgah, the Mehrab location must be particularly intriguing to capture everyone's attention. Therefore, when constructing the pedestrian walkway, a notch of 278 °10 with an angel reference to Qibla is made at the location where the Mehrab is situated. When creating the gallery, an effort was made to make the steps very settled so that people could stroll on them or sit on them in a very smooth and comfortable manner. We have created a children's play area, a sitting space, and public amenities in this park, just as we customize each park to meet its unique needs and preferences. A free-flowing path leads to the kids' play area to reflect the children's spirit of spontaneity and freedom.
Humayan Road Park & Playground, DNCC 17 Parks
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC)
Ar. Md. Ishtiaque Zahir (Team Leader)
Ar. Md. Iqbal Habib
Ar. Md. Saiful Islam
Ar. Md. Mehedi Hasan
Ar. Wasik Edaaf
Structural Design Consultant:
Design, Planning And Management Consultant (DPM)
Electrical Design Consultant:
Mechanical & Plumbing Consultant:
Md. Shahadat Hossain
Junaid Hasan Pranto
For further information about the project Humayan Road Park , DNCC 17 Parks